I awoke this morning to a Twitter timeline with a gem inside.
Laura Fitton ( @pistachio ) had just sent out a tweet about TwitterLocal.net. She said, "twitterlocal.com is going straight to the top of my answer to the question "how do I get started on Twitter and find people to follow?" Her tweet had an incorrect link, so I replied to let her know it was .net instead of .com. Her follow up tweet echoes my feelings exactly.
"Oooops www.Twitterlocal.net! The .com is a squattery mess. .net can rock your Twitter world. Sub in RSS to a city you're traveling to, etc."
TwitterLocal Is A Twitter Search Engine
TwitterLocal.net allows you to search Twitter for people in your city, or a city you may be traveling to, and subscribe to a feed of the tweets based on that search criteria. Theoretically, this should alert you to any new users who come into the area, as the feed is gong to send you their tweets to your feed reader, if you choose.
Here's how it works. Choose the area you want to search for and a radius around the location. Maximum distance is 20 miles.
Then, view the latest tweets before deciding to subscribe.
Once I've found the right radius, I can now go view their Twitter timelines. If I subscribe to their feed, I'll always know what their talking about, without following them, but the point of Twitter is conversation. So, by clicking on Christyv32, I'm able to dig deeper to see if I really want to engage in a conversation. If I do, I can simply click on the follow button and respond.
It's All About Relationships.
It always has been. It always will be. TwitterLocal.net makes it easier than ever to find and communicate with people you can actually meet with face-to-face.